When we built the engine for Project BlownZ, we realized that we had a choice – stick with the factory-style coil-on-plug ignition, or “go backwards” and make use of a distributor. We discuss both inside.
by Jason Reiss on December 2, 2013
by John Baechtel on November 13, 2013
The MSD Power Grid is a versatile timing control that serves a variety of racing applications. Check out this in-depth review of the Power Grid and how it can help solve problems and maintain optimum performance.
Taking on the task of wiring a vehicle can be daunting, but the experts at Ron Francis Wiring can help. Here, they’ve outlined ten popular tips and guidelines for managing your own wiring systems.
by Jake Headlee on October 17, 2013
The Superchips Redline in-cabin tuner adds a multitude of read-outs to display tons of information you want from your Late-model LS3 Camaro AND produces on the fly adjustments for real world HP and torque numbers.
There’s no denying the benefits of self-tuning EFI on a street car, but what about a drag racer? Follow this installation of a FAST EZ-EFI 2.0 system on a hot little Nova and check out the dyno numbers.
by Jason Reiss on September 20, 2013
MSD Performance’s Atomic LS Electronic Fuel Injection system makes quick work of installing a programmable engine management system on any LS-powered machine. Check out the details of its operation inside!
by Jason Reiss on August 7, 2013
Holley’s new Dominator system exemplifies just how much EFI tuning has become more sophisticated yet easier to use. This full-featured system has self-tuning capability but also offers plenty of advanced options.
Most fuel injectors can be serviced and brought back to health relatively inexpensively when they decide to misbehave – Injector Experts can clean most of the common types for just $20 a pop, check it out here.
by Jason Reiss on July 15, 2013
The Racepak SmartWire is a completely-programmable, solid-state electronics solution for controlling all of the components in your hotrod or racecar. Take a look inside as we detail some of its highlights and install one into our Project Biting The Bullitt Paxton-supercharged 1965 Mustang.
by Lindsey Fisher on June 12, 2013
For the last several months, we’ve been teasing about our ultimate Chevy project car receiving its very special LSX engine from our friends at BluePrint Engines. Luckily, the 1964 Chevelle, appropriately named Project BluePrint, is now finally ready for the process we’ve all been waiting for – check it out!
by Andrew Wolf on April 16, 2013
In this tech feature, we’ll be taking a look at our Davis Technologies traction control system on our BlownZ Camaro, with an in-depth look at each of the components, how the system works, and the ways that teams are utilizing traction control to better their racing efforts.
Many have fallen victim to fighting ignition issues because they don’t properly understand ignition systems and how they work. Instead of constantly fighting this battle or paying someone to work on your ignition, many misfires can be solved by looking back at the basics of an ignition system.
by Don Creason on February 22, 2013
They say that knowledge is power. AEM’s Dyno-Shaft and AQ-1 data logger show us the way to putting down more power at the track, and maximizing our race day setup. We explain some of the many ways the Dyno-Shaft can be used as a horsepower measurement and a tuning tool.
by Jason Reiss on February 20, 2013
SCT Performance and The Tuning School now offer this nifty learn-at-home kit for you enterprising tuners out there. The course includes a 195-page book that teaches you the SCT Advantage III software in a clear, concise, and detailed fashion.
by Don Creason on February 18, 2013
You’ve no doubt heard of lithium ion batteries powering the latest green innovation from one auotmaker or another. These batteries though have a place in racing as well, offering lightweight and superior output when compared to their lead acid counterparts.
by Don Creason on January 15, 2013
Battery charging is a critical part of race day maintenance as well as vital to taking care of your race car between rounds. We take a look at the Moroso Power Charger, which offers a sturdy design, intelligent microprocessor control, and 12 or 16 volt battery charging.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on December 21, 2012
Converting an LS engine to a carb might seem like taking a step backwards in technology, but there’s something to be said for “tuning with a screwdriver” simplicity. Read along as we show you how a standalone ignition system and aftermarket intakes can help all you carb junkies take full advantage of LS power…
by Sean Haggai on December 20, 2012
Dakota Digital’s Vehicle Hybrid Instrument System (VHX) represents the latest electronic dashboard with the ultimate in driver information. No doubt, there’s a surplus of options at your fingertips to keep an eye on engine stats. But what if you could get most of what you needed in one easy-to-read display?
by Don Creason on December 13, 2012
Your vehicle’s charging system was probably state of the art when it debuted forty plus years ago. Today’s modern components and accessories are often too much for those smaller output systems to keep up. How do you choose the right alternator for your car? Powermaster Performance helps us explain it here
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by Barry Kluczyk on December 10, 2012
The fifth generation small block reintroduces the LT1 moniker – last used on the 1996 Corvette and ’97 Camaro Z28 – with a host of advanced technologies that Chevrolet says will make it the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever. Preliminary estimates tag the new LT1 with 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.